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Hicksville Remembers Ex-Fire Chief

Written by Betsy Abraham, babraham@antonnews.com Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:26

The Hicksville community lost one of its bravest members last week, Honorary Fire Department Chief William Boyd.

Boyd joined the Hicksville Fire Department in August 1959 as a member of Ladder Company 6. Over his 54 years of service, he served in various roles, including 2nd Lieutenant and 1st Lieutenant of Company 6, before being elected Captain in 1970 and 1971. After years as an officer, Boyd served the department under various chiefs committees, including co-Chairman of House to House, chairman of the Department of Welfare, and chairman of Department Budget. In addition, he was on various Company 6 Captain’s Committees and was elected Captain of the Fire Police for 2001 and 2002. In 2009, Boyd was granted the title of Honorary Chief as he celebrated 50 years with the Hicksville Fire Department. Honorary Chief Charles DiStefano worked out of Firehouse Station 3 in Hicksville with Boyd. He remembers Boyd as being a gentlemen and very family oriented.

 

Lit Comes Alive With American Girl Fashion Show

Written by Hicksville Illustrated Staff, hicksville@antonnews.com Saturday, 05 October 2013 00:00

Tickets are now on sale for Our Lady of Mercy’s American Girl Fashion Show that will take place at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, Oct. 18  to Oct. 20. Fashion show tickets are $37 and can be purchased online at www.americangirlfashionshows.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

A total of four two-hour fashion shows will be held highlighting the American Girl historical characters and their individual stories, as well as showcasing contemporary fashions. Each fashion show will include tea-party style refreshments, raffles, souvenirs, and door prizes. Proceeds from the fashion show will be used to benefit Our Lady of Mercy School.

 

Get Out Your Wands

Written by Betsy Abraham, babraham@antonnews.com Friday, 04 October 2013 00:00

Tricky Business won’t be

disappearing anytime soon

John Reid, owner of Tricky Business, is holding five folded dollar bills in his hand.

“Watch the bills closely,” he says.

He suddenly flips the bills over, and they’re all hundreds. He counts them, folds them, flips them over again and they’re singles again.

 

Hicksville Hosts Special Olympics

Written by Betsy Abraham, babraham@antonnews.com Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

Hundreds of athletes from all over New York traveled to Hicksville this past weekend for the Special Olympics’ Regional Fall Classic.

The Special Olympics has held a tournament for physically and emotionally disabled athletes at Cantiague Park for several years, but for the first time this year, they partnered with the Nassau County Chapter of AHRC, which had been regularly been holding bocce tournaments at Hicksville Firehouse 3.   

 

Morgan Center Celebrates 10 Years

Written by Tim Ahmed, hicksville@antonnews.com Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:00
Nancy and Rod Zuch know how important preschool is for any child. Their daughter, Morgan, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was two years old. While she underwent chemotherapy treatments, she was unable to attend preschool. Her immune system was suppressed and attending preschool highly increased the risk of being exposed to infections and illnesses that could be life-threatening.  Instead,  she had a tutor to provide a learning experience for her at home.
 

Civics Host Comptroller Candidates

Written by Steve Mosco, smosco@antonnews.com Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

Forum serves as preview for debate on Oct. 10

The Coalition of Nassau Civic Associations hosted the candidates for county comptroller—incumbent George Maragos and challenger Howard Weitzman—in a town forum at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library last week.

Each candidate was granted five minutes of speaking time, followed by a question and answer session with residents in attendance.

 

Nightmare On The Midway

Written by Hicksville illustrated Staff, editorial@antonnews.com Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:00

Adventureland, one of Long Island’s longest running amusement parks is launching a special Halloween promotion for teens and adults. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Oct. 15, “Nightmare on the Midway,” makes it frightening debut from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The spooky spectacular was created and designed as a horror-filled Halloween experience for older children and adults. But fear not, the more than 50-year-old park will continue its tradition of presenting family friendly Halloween events during the day such as a pumpkin patch, live age-appropriate performers and face-painting.

 

Hicksville Honors The Fallen

Written by Emily Cappiello, Hicksville@AntonNews.com Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

It’s been 12 years since the attack on the World Trade Center, but no matter how many years have passed, it is a day that Americans will remember forever. To honor the fallen members of the Hicksville community, as well as the first responders who lost their lives trying to rescue civilians, friends and family of those who were lost on that day gathered together with the Hicksville Fire Department to pay tribute. A special tribute was given to George Howard, ex-captain of the Hicksville Fire Department who was with Emergency Company 5, and Terrence Farrell, ex-chief of the department who was also with Citizens Engine Company 3.

With American pride on full display as a large flag hung over the firehouse as well as a sea of American Flags on the lawn to honor the 411 first responders that were lost in the terrorism attack, the event kicked off with a procession by the New York Metro Pipe Band and the Hicksville Color Guard. Nick Brigandi, Honorary Chief of the Hicksville Fire Department, led the pledge of allegiance followed by Erica Fuentes singing the national anthem.

 

Sweating For A Cause

Written by Jill Nossa, jnossa@antonnews.com Friday, 20 September 2013 00:00
Three local moms will be competing in a challenging obstacle course this weekend in order to help better the lives of preschoolers with cancer. Danielle Taylor, Jeannine Del Pozzo and Stephanie Dean have signed up for the Civilian Military Combine Course in Brooklyn as Team YOLO (You Only Live Once), and will give their donations to the Morgan Center of Hicksville.

Taylor, owner and founder of Bish Bash Books, says she was looking for a charity to give to, and sought out local moms to see who would be interested in joining her. Longtime pal Del Pozzo, owner of Del Pozzo Foods, and Dean were all interested in doing the event, initially as a way to get in shape.

 

Hicksville Celebrates Greek Pride

Written by Youseph Rasheed Friday, 13 September 2013 00:00

The sounds of traditional folk music filled the air as the parking lot of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Hicksville transformed into a makeshift Greek village. The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church has been part of the Hicksville community for over three decades. The church hosts an annual Greek festival that brings together the Greek community from far and wide to celebrate their proud heritage. 

 

The event was held for three days, beginning on Sept. 6. George Pieri, festival chairman, was beaming with pride on the second day of festivities as he oversaw the celebration. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s a lot of fun too,” Pieri explained.

“We are very lucky this year because the weather is beautiful and there is a great turnout.”

 

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